Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Sunday Philosophy Club

I just started the novel The Sunday Philosophy Club, by Alexander McCall Smith.  Would anyone like to read the novel as well and let me know your thoughts?  It takes me a while for each book, due to a lack of (childless) downtime, but I'd like to take a look at something that, perhaps, someone else has read.

Here is the summary according to

Amateur sleuth Isabel Dalhousie is a philosopher who uses her training to solve unusual mysteries. She edits the Review of Applied Ethics - addressing such questions as 'Truth telling in sexual relationships' - and she also hosts The Sunday Philosophy Club at her house in Edinburgh.

Behind the city's Georgian facades its moral compasses are spinning with greed, dishonesty and murderous intent. Instinct tells Isabel that the young man who tumbled to his death in front of her eyes at a concert didn't fall. He was pushed. The Sunday Philosophy Club marks new territory - but familiar moral ground - from the author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency. With Isabel Dalhousie Alexander Mccall Smith introduces a new and pneumatic female sleuth to tackle murder, mayhem - and the mysteries of life. As her hero WH Auden maintained, classic detective fiction stems from a desire for an uncorrupted Eden which the detective, as an agent of God, can return to us. But then Isabel, being a philosopher, has a thing or two to say about God as well.

Let me know your thoughts... give it a try, or scrap it and read another captivating novel by the likes of E.B. White?


  1. oh this looks good... trip to borders in the near future


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